Professional at-home teeth whitening is a safe, non-invasive way to whiten and brighten your natural teeth.
If you are unhappy with the colour of your teeth, NOVON White Dental Beauty may be the solution for you. It allows patients to experience professional teeth whitening from the comfort of your own home. At Dentistry on Coolum we can assist with the custom teeth whitening trays, we also supply the NOVON gel.
There are numerous causes of the discolouration of teeth. The common factors include:
- Drinks (Coffee, tea, red wine, cola)
- Tobacco (Cigarettes, Chewing)
- Ageing (Thinning of the enamel)
- Medicines (Tetracycline)
NOVON tray whitening is very safe to use and helps whiten your teeth without adversely affecting your tooth structure! The whitening trays are custom made for your teeth and our patients experience 2-4 shades lighter on average.
Best of all, should your teeth stain again in the future, just keep your trays so you can repeat the treatment again and again and again, saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
If you already have Professional Whitening trays made elsewhere, simply visit Dentistry On Coolum and one of our friendly staff will happily help you purchase NOVON White Dental Beauty.
NOVON at-home teeth whitening process
Before your teeth whitening journey begins, if you haven’t seen us before, we advise a comprehensive Checkup to assess whether teeth whitening is a suitable option for you.
At Dentistry On Coolum, we offer GAP FREE Checkup and cleans if you are in a Health Fund for dental, so you are not out of pocket for your appointment. If you are not in a health fund, we also have New Patient specials to make quality dental care accessible to everyone on the Sunshine Coast.
Before we proceed, our dentists will ensure your teeth and mouth are healthy and cavity free. Plaque and tartar can reduce the efficacy of the whitening process so having your teeth cleaned before we start will improve your results.
During your checkup appointment our dentists will run through the process in detail and once you are ready to proceed, your whitening journey will begin by taking accurate moulds of your teeth so your bespoke trays can be fabricated.
Your second appointment we will see if these trays fit your teeth perfectly. Ill-fitting trays can damage your teeth and gums. This is especially important if you are predisposed to sensitive teeth and weakened enamel.
Whitening at the comfort of your own home – Application
Be sure to brush and floss your teeth before application of the NOVON gel. This will remove the build of plaque on your teeth and will not interfere with the whitening.
When applying the gel, less is more. Apply a small drop on the impression trays. Too much gel will overflow out of the trays leading to wastage and can irritate the gums.
After applying the gel, insert the trays in the mouth for 30-45 minutes a day.
How long will I need to whiten for?
The length of time to continue whitening treatment is determined by the extent of the discolouration and the desired final shade.
On average, continue whitening for 1-2 weeks or continue until desired shade is achieved.
In more severe cases like Tetracycline staining, treatment time can range from 2-6 months.
Improvements in the colour can start within a few days however a bulk of stain difference may take 2 weeks into treatment. The results will also depend on lifestyle choices regarding dietary habits such as food and drinks that can contribute to staining.
Why does Dentistry On Coolum recommend NOVON White Dental Beauty?
Until recently people with sensitive teeth have struggled to whiten their teeth or have had to avoid it completely.
NOVON White Dental Beauty has a Mild version. It is a safer tooth whitening gel that has been formulated to reduce sensitivity.
The unique 5% Carbamide Peroxide formula of White Dental Beauty Mild which incorporates NOVON enables the same whitening effects as the stronger gels but with much less sensitivity.
It is perfect for patients who suffer from sensitive teeth yet still want a brighter smile.
While at-home whitening is a slower process, it is an extremely gentle, convenient and cost-effective way to transform your smile. As long as you have your custom whitening trays, you can whiten your teeth every few months for years without the additional costs saving you hundreds of dollars! All dentists and staff at Dentistry On Coolum have this as their preferred choice of at home teeth whitening treatment!
Is teeth whitening safe?
NOVON White Dental Beauty is extremely safe. It is important to use professionally and clinically proven products over some commercially available untested products that can sometimes irreversibly damage your teeth.
While NOVON White Dental Beauty is extremely safe, in some cases it can cause sensitivity, which is why at Dentistry On Coolum, we recommend GC Tooth Mousse treatment in conjunction with your whitening treatment. This will be part of your teeth whitening kit. GC Tooth Mousse is a water-based, sugar-free topical cream that contains Recaldent CPP-ACP (casein phosphopeptide – amorphous calcium phosphate). This topical paste provides extra protection for the patients' teeth. Tooth Mousse is used to provide protection for teeth and to help neutralise an acidic oral environment.